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Students doing classes under trees due to classroom crisis

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Published: 13:05, 18 April 2022   Update: 14:12, 18 April 2022
Students doing classes under trees due to classroom crisis

Students have to attend classes under trees or in the garden amid the scorching sun and rain due to the lack of adequate classrooms at Abdul Quader High School at Gosinga union in Sreepur upazila of Gazipur district. The school has only five classrooms instead of nine. Therefore, classes are being taken under the open sky.

It has been learnt that students of the school are doing classes under the open sky every day. Sitting at a chair under the tree, teachers are seen taking classes amid this blistering sun.

Jerin, a ninth grader of the school, said, “We have to come out every day to do group classes. Teachers take classes under the shadow of trees if acute hot weather exists.”

“We have to do classes under the open sky amid the scorching sun. We demand that the government construct a new building for us to end our suffering,” said Arafat Hossain, a tenth grader of the school.

Marjia Khatun, assistant teacher of the school, said, “It is not only tough to take classes under the open sky but also hard to hold students’ attention to the classes. It is not possible to teach students properly due to loud sound outside.”

Md Nasir Uddin, headmaster of the school, said, “The total number of students in the school is 829. Classrooms are comparatively lower than teachers. The school has only five classrooms instead of nine. Therefore, classes are being taken under the open sky.”

Engineer Md Yusuf Ali Prodhan, president of school managing committee, said, “An allotment for constructing a building has been sought in different departments to resolve this crisis. Students need not do classes under the open sky if a new building is constructed for them.”

Upazila secondary education officer Md Nurul Amin said, “We are considering constructing a new building for the students to solve their classroom crisis.”

He assured that the problem will be solved soon following the application from the school authority. 

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